McDonalds Sports Park

Beginner Friendly with some hills to navigate.

HRM’s first dedicated Nordic ski trail system features 7.5 kilometers of groomed ski trails (weather permitting) within a wilderness setting skirting beautiful Lake Thomas in Waverley, Nova Scotia. Trails vary in width between 12 and 18 feet and provide ski conditions for all levels of skiers from beginner to advanced in both classic and skate freestyle technique.

The trail system has been named in honour of its late designer, Bryan Scallion. Bryan was a dedicated national and world class amateur athlete whose first love was Nordic skiing. He contributed countless hours as a coach, athlete and friend to the endurance sporting community of Nova Scotia. When we ski these trails, we honour Bryan.

Parking is available on the ploughed trail leading into the Park, but is tight and can require careful manoeuvring.

We have partnered with Waverley Amateur Athletic Association for grooming. This trail system is a “high snow” system to ensure coverage for grooming. This means that even when we can groom some of our “low snow” trails, there may not be enough snow to groom MSP. This is also a trail system that is shared by walkers so the skiing is best in the day or so after a significant snowfall. The Club has designated MSP as it’s trail for skiing with dogs (January 2020).

To find out more about Bryan Scallion Ski Trails and McDonald Park visit,